Travel Blogs from Marrakech
Got 1st class tix. had compartment to ourselves for awhile--laid down & slept. In Meknes 2 others came in.
Nice driver took us to the Cottages. Difficult to find, but he was very nice.
Got in our cottage, Sylvain showed us around. Went to the pool.
Laid down, not feeling well. A/C not working. Sylvain couldn't get it to work, so we moved to another cottage.
Dinner: chicken & couscous--delish.
We walked. It was hot.
Lunch at (name coming) on way to Jardin Majorelle. I was dying for some iced tea. Of course, there was nothing like that on the menu. I saw someone at a table with a glass of ice, and it occurred to me that I could make my own.
We ordered Salade Variee and The Noir with glasses of ice. The server looked at us with confusion, "Verres? Avec glacons?" Oui. He went over to make the tea, which was right in front of where ...
... the Riad at around 11 am. We walked toward the spa and went into some streets that were just crazy: stalls of meat hanging in the open air (like half pigs for example)--couldn't stand the sight of the flies buzzing around the meat, stalls of some sort of cactus that I think they peel and eat??, huge bunches of mint--smelled really good, pastries that attracted gazillions of bees, and lots and lots of people, bikes, motorbikes all trying to fit in the same place. It was ...
... the photos. Within the palace, we also enjoyed a photographic exhibition - photos taken by an English photographer Don McCullin which included photos of Morocco, graphic portraits of Ethiopian Mursi women with lip plates and other poignant photojournalistic images of conflict (including the Vietnam war, Ireland and Israeli recruits in training).
We wandered the surrounding streets aimlessly after Palais Badii until we came upon a cafe at a busy crossroad. ...
... There was a handful of houses which we walked through and came across goats, sheep and chickens. We were then invited into a Berber house which was two storeys. The ground floor had 3 rooms, included shower room and two rooms which housed a cow and its calf and a donkey. The second floor included 1 small bedroom, two kitchens one for making food and one for making tea and a lounge area. We all congregated in the lounge area were the Berber lady made fresh mint ...